|11/02/2009 - 11:57pm||steve sharik||
|11/02/2009 - 10:32pm||What. Are college athletes||
What. Are college athletes unionized? Find a way to cut non-producers. Allow athletic failures to continue their educations at Michigan by objective academic criteria and at their own expense but not on our dole. You want to keep a scholarship, kid, then you had best step up and deliver the goods. That is exactly what I dealt with as an athlete on a non-scholarship athletic situation at Michigan. I swept the floors of Crisler to pay for travel expenses. Spoiled brats. Do or do not, there is no try. Ditto for coaching staff. Loyalty goes only so far in this world. Earn it athlete and coach alike.
|10/11/2009 - 1:12am||Offensive Play Calling||
I dunno whether it was primarily a function of lacking confidence in players to execute but regardless RR's play calling for most of this game appeared atrocious. I realize the line opened some holes for Minor at times and Minor himself deserves accolades, however, you can't simply continue to run your backfield into a granite wall hopening to wear it down. It won't budge after the first few scabs get knocked away. Like I said in a related thread, Ferentz knew how to attack our personnel weaknesses on both sides of the ball, especially our D when Iowa needed it. 7-5 or optimistically 8-4, which is what many said at the beginning of this season.
|10/09/2009 - 6:29pm||Personally I don't believe||
Personally I don't believe gerg has the pieces in place to stop Iowa's offensive attack. Ferentz knows how to exploit our D manning weaknesses way too well. 12 pt spread in favor of Iowa. Stats-wise we are going to look shabby again. I'm just not able to watch tomorrow, I sincerely hope this is adjudged a mistake on my part after reflection. Good luck, Tate, as you'll spell the difference should we prevail.
|10/04/2008 - 1:30pm||Before we break out torches||
Before we break out torches and pitchforks, are we reasonably certain the clothing wasn't purchased from Brian and simply is being resold at mark up?
Some quick observations:
Short phrases and elementary graphical shapes are not copyrightable. A combination of these might be protectable, however. So some of the clothing content may be subject to copyright while the rest may be public domain.
Did Brian originate the phrases/designs? If not, does he hold an assignment (title transfer) or exclusive license (permission) from the authors/designers? He'll need to qualify under one of these prereqs else he won't have "standing" to do anything about the situation directly.
Also, while copyright does vest instantly upon the creation and fixation of a protectable "work" in a tangible medium, a copyright claimant cannot sue or take any other action under US copyright law unless he has at least applied for a federal copyright registration. No exceptions.
Only federal courts can entertain copyright infringement actions. This costs money - probably a lot more than Brian could hope to recover even if he decided to proceed as his own lawyer.
Brian may have trade identity (trademark) claims available to him. He would have to show the content functions as a distinctive mark in commerce but wouldn't need to apply for registration - the common law and state statutes should be sufficient. Still this costs money.
Unfortunately, there are wrongs that cannot be remedied by law. This may be one of those situations.
Let's make sure the goods aren't genuine before we get all lawyerly.
|09/15/2008 - 5:56pm||Some NaN Ideas||
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Brian's paen is as much about Michigan football as
|09/10/2008 - 11:37pm||There was no chicken, only||
There was no chicken, only panda and gold. To get fresh panda, Webber was forced to scale several fences at the Detroit Zoo and club one for protein. He also needed to add minerals to his diet and his girlfriend selflessly sacrificed her grillwork so that Chris could have his gold. Time has passed and I really don't see why we should delve into details about all of this as it's common knowledge. Our university sports legacy is oh so dark ;>) And then there is Michigamua . . . I guess that I'm a negative Nelly (did I just pimp Keith Jackson?).
|09/10/2008 - 4:37pm||Bo Was A Successful Football Coach, However . . .||
Despite his heart troubles, John Prusiecki is as defiant and irreverent today as he was back in more turbulent times, and I base my characterization on our recent collaboration in the tax patent realm. Prusiecki exposed with verve a dirty open secret about major college sports. Namely, that "those who stay" will face an uphill struggle in life rather than experience meaningful championships over time. College athletes in major sports face so much pressure to deliver performance in the arena that they cannot effectively avail themselves of the very educational opportunities their universities were founded for. Our universities are cheating these folks to make a buck and we fans facilitate this by demanding so much. Kinesiology major? Yeah, right. Bo was a successful football coach. His approach to life, however, as with most contemporary Div I coaches leaves a lot to be desired in terms of helping prepare college students for success after sport. Prusiecki caught onto this early and posted notice in bold writing for all of us to see. Spot on truth there.
|09/08/2008 - 12:32am||ND Has A Team||
Granted that ND team barely showed up in its opener against SDSU, but it's still a team nevertheless and it did show eventually. And the game was merely an opener. They have an O-line. We do not. They have a QB, no matter how creepy. We do not. ND will play at home. We will not. The crowd and refs will favor ND, not us. I am not optimistic about this weekend, Vegas odds have never consistently worked in our favor.